BANGOR, Maine (AP) - The federal fraud trial in Maine of a man convicted of manslaughter after two men died when his New Hampshire gun powder plant exploded in 2010 has been postponed as both sides try to hammer out a plea deal.
Sixty-four-year-old Craig Sanborn of Maidstone, Vt. pleaded not guilty last year to wire fraud. Federal prosecutors in Maine say he bilked the town of Brownville out of nearly $300,000 in federal funds by creating fake invoices for a project to build an ammunition facility there.
The Bangor Daily News reports that his trial - slated to begin Wednesday - has been postponed until Feb. 2 while lawyers for both sides attempt to reach a settlement.
Sanborn- who is serving a 10-20-year sentence in New Hampshire - is appealing his criminal conviction.
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